how much do you use garlic?

garlic - garlic on the cabinet
@laurika (4536)
United States
September 12, 2007 6:59pm CST
Garlic has very special and also strong arome.It also can keep your blood presure and chlesterol low. I like to use it in kithcen a lot.Not only for healht reason, but to me you cannot go wrong with adding garlic to a meal.
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
13 Sep 07
When my daughter ahs a chest cold I make the tea with it and give her to drink for 5 days and then she is fine. it is also good for cuts and bruises even though it stings. When these cuts heal no marks are left. It also helps me release the tightening in my chest when I have a cold. I use it in the kitchen too. No meat is nice without garlic.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Oh you just remind me my grandmother, when she used to make me this tea with garlic.I do not know how, but it was very tasteful aslo.She got probably some specilas recipes.Also I remeber I was ok after few days.
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@Sharon38 (1916)
• Jamaica
13 Sep 07
Thanks Laurika. I grew up with great grandmother, grandmother and mother so all these little things I know. Thanks also for choosing me as the best reponse/
• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
I also use garlic a lot. Especially for cooking vegetables, the Chinese style. Besides that, I use it for making "sambal" which is made up of soya sauce, chilli, sugar, vinegar and garlic as the main ingredient. This sambal is to be eaten with fish or taufu.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Hm, that sounds really great, I havenever heard of the sambal.Maybe you would like to share recipes with us.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
13 Sep 07
Garlic has a great role to play in Ayurvedic Medicine (Indian System of Medicine). Most people use garlic in the food and I too use it,but ensure that it is used on fridays and saturdays, because the consumption of the same emanates some odour which many people do not like it. We use quite a mouth freshers in the food itself (not the mind type chocolates) but leaves and roots which cuts down the doour of garlic. Historically it is believed garlic has some great medicinal value, particularly consumption of garlic paste reduces the knee pain for middle and older aged persons.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I have tried to chew a little parsley leaves after eating garlic and it really help for me to make the odor gone.Maybe you might try it yourself.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
I like eating garlic a lot. In my country, we use garlic to be cooked with fried rice, kangkong, and many other foods. People say if we eat garlic will make our body smells bad, but i don't think so. It is even useful for people who has hipertency.
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
13 Sep 07
We use garlic alot. In pastas and potatoes. I add it to soups and many of our meat dishes. I love garlic.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Being Italian I use garlic in a lot of the dishes I cook. Plus the fact it is good for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure it makes everything taste better.
• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
To make sambal, blend the following ingredients: 1) 3 red chillies 2) 5 pieces of garlic 3) black soya sauce 4) 1/2 tablespoon of sugar 5) vinegar to taste 6) a bit of boiled water This sambal is a bit watery and tastes a bit hot, sweet and sour.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
Tnahk for your recipe.
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• China
13 Sep 07
To be honest,i don't like garlic,but i use a lot of garlic in the kitchen,since it is good for health and the important thing is it makes food taste well
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• Hong Kong
13 Sep 07
My mom uses a lot of garlic when she cooks and I love it. I know it could prevent cancer and is really good for health. I remember I didn't like garlic at all when I was a kid but now I don't mind eating it and indeed I love the taste of it in the food.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
13 Sep 07
Hey. We use loads and loads of garlic everyday... I use 1-2 bulbs, that consist of 8-10 cloves in everyday cooking, my husband loves it and so do our children... Garlic is great healthwise too... We would never cook without it...
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• Malaysia
13 Sep 07
I use and take it everyday for my health. Just take one from the bulk, put it at the fork tip, heat with small flame, roll it like having barbecue for one minute and eat the raw garlic. For those who got cardiovascular problem, within one month you can see the positive result. Yo do it, you will get it.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Sep 07
I am glad it it helping you.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
6 Jun 10
We grow tomato, onion and drumstick as of now in our garden I love carrot and ladies finger very much I love eating veges it very good for health and i take them regularly, i use garlic regularly
• South Korea
10 Nov 07
thanks for the above comments, i learnde some good things. frankly, i like eating garblic,but i really donot know garlic havs advantages for people's chest diseas. i know a good method to get rid of the bad aroma after you eat garblic. you can just a cup of milk, it can help you release the bad aroma, try it! and then, do you have tried to roast garlic? delicious!try!
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
ohh i like garlic except not cook in my country we always put garlic in every dish or meal we cooked i like the taste the smell and also good for the body for blood and cholesterol i also make it roasted and put it w/ the peanuts its crunchy and yummy i like it very much except the smell hehe:-)
• India
9 Nov 07
This is one area i dont follow my Doc's advice, as i dont like garlic,'coz of the bad odour it emanates when one sweats. Though it is a good thing for controlling the BP and Cholesterol levels, which is the need of the hour for me, but i stick on to Allopathic Medicines than this garlic.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
17 Oct 07
I think I have some Italian (or is it Greek?) in me, so I use garlic in everything except dessert. I love it and it gives the food this special flavor. If I do not have garlic cloves, I will use the powdered kind. I really should get a proper knife to crush the garlic because cutting it up does not release the juices.
@youless (93542)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Oct 07
It is common for us to use garlic when we fry the vegetables. Besides, we will also use the garlic to make the sauce.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
garlic is a very common spices here in our country. we always use it in sautaeeing foods like sautaeed vegetables and meats. it also adds flavor in sautaeed peanuts which is a common finger foods here. I think garlic is almost always present in many filipino dishes. ^__^ about health stuff, my late uncle used to eat raw garlic when his BP raises. ^__^
• United States
30 Sep 07
I love garlic. I use it in most of my dishes. The flavor enhances many meats, breads, dips, butters, etc. It is also a natural antibiotic.
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
29 Sep 07
indeed, i agree that garlic have a lots of advantage for our body. And all indonesian food dishes mostly using garlic. usually i use 3 or 5 garlic in one dishes for 5 person. i haven't got the time for cooking right now, but im sure i still remember how to cook ! lol